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Reuben Jacob Butz

lawyer , banker

Reuben Jacob Butz, American lawyer, banker. Member Allentown Chamber of Commerce (first president), Phi Gamma Delta.; Member Reformed Church in the United States; Mason (32°), Elk.

Background

Butz, Reuben Jacob was born on January 13, 1867 in Butzdale, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Reuben D. and Mary A. Butz.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Muhlenburg College, Allentown, 1887, A.M., 1890. Doctor of Laws, Franklin and Marshall College, 1924. Doctor of Laws, Muhlenberg College, 1938.

Career

Admitted to the Pennsylvania bar, 1889, practicing at Allentown. Member Butz, Hudders, Tallman & Rupp. Former president Allentown National Bank.

Chairman Liberty Loan Drive, Lehigh County, World War. President board of trustees Muhlenberg College, 1913-1950. Ex-president of the board Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Past president of the board of trustees Allentown Hospital. Member of the board of trustees Theological Seminary of Reformed Church at Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Membership

Member Allentown Chamber of Commerce (first president), Phi Gamma Delta. Member Reformed Church in the United States. Mason (32°), Elk.; Clubs: Livingston, Lehigh Country.

Connections

Married Mary E. Schindel, July 1 1897 (died September 27, 1908). Married second, D. Florence Horn, June 11, 1914 (died August 22, 1941). Children: Mary S. (Mistress.

father:
Reuben D.

mother:
Mary A. Butz

spouses:
Mary E. Schindel

D. Florence Horn

child:
Mary S. (Mrs Butz